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UN Security Council and status of world’s nuclear weapons

UN Security Council Vows No Nuclear Attack on Mongolia, Council on Foreign Relations by Micah Zenko  September 19, 2012  On Monday, the five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council reaffirmed  their promise not to attack Mongolia with nuclear weapons. In 1995, each of the P5 pledged not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear weapons states that signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); this was solidified when the Security Council voted 15-0 to pass Resolution 984 .  In October 2000, the P5 specifically extended this “negative security assurance ” to Mongolia  when it declared its nuclear weapons-free status…..

To learn more about the world’s nuclear powers, the Federation of the American Scientists maintains this useful chart , which draws on data provided by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Nuclear Notebook  and Stockholm International Peace Research’s Yearbook …..

September 20, 2012 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, weapons and war

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